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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Utrecht

Archdiocese of Utrecht
Archidioecesis Ultraiectensis
Aartsbisdom Utrecht
Location
Country  Netherlands
Territory Parts of the provinces Utrecht, Overijssel, Gelderland, and Flevoland[1]
Metropolitan Utrecht[1]
Coordinates
Statistics
Area 10,000 km2 (3,900 sq mi)[2]
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
4,049,000
750,000 (18.5%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite[2]
Established 4 March 1853[2]
Cathedral Saint Catherine's Cathedral[3]
Patron saint Saint Willibrord
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Wim Eijk[2][4]
Auxiliary Bishops Theodorus Cornelis Maria Hoogenboom
Herman Willebrordus Woorts
Emeritus Bishops Adrianus Johannes Simonis Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus (1983-2007)
Johannes Antonius de Kok Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus (1982-2005)
Map
The location of the Archdiocese of Utrecht in the Netherlands
The location of the Archdiocese of Utrecht in the Netherlands
Website
aartsbisdom.nl

The Archdiocese of Utrecht (Latin: Archidioecesis Ultraiectensis) is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. It is the main see of the ecclesiastical province of Utrecht. The archbishop is the metropolitan of all six suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Utrecht: the dioceses of Breda, Groningen-Leeuwarden, Haarlem-Amsterdam, Roermond, Rotterdam, and 's-Hertogenbosch. As these dioceses cover the entire present Netherlands, the Archbishop of Utrecht is considered the first bishop of the country although the title of Primate of the Netherlands strictly speaking still belongs to the Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussel, now in Belgium. The liturgical center of the archdiocese of Utrecht is the historic Saint Catherine Cathedral which replaced the prior cathedral, Saint Martin Cathedral, after it was taken by Protestants in the revolt.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Historic diocese and archdiocese 1.1
    • Vicariate Apostolic of Batavia 1.2
    • Mission sui iuris of Batavia 1.3
    • Modern archdiocese 1.4
  • Ordinaries 2
    • Bishops until Protestant Reformation 2.1
      • Archbishops 2.1.1
    • Roman Catholic archbishops after Restoration of the Episcopal Hierarchy 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Historic diocese and archdiocese

Vicariate Apostolic of Batavia

Mission sui iuris of Batavia

Modern archdiocese

Ordinaries

Bishops until Protestant Reformation

Archbishops

Roman Catholic archbishops after Restoration of the Episcopal Hierarchy

Source: Radboud University Library.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b (Dutch) Achtergronden aartsbisdom. Retrieved on 2009-10-13.
  2. ^ a b c d Archdiocese of Utrecht. Retrieved on 2009-10-13.
  3. ^ (Dutch) De Kathedraal. Retrieved on 2009-10-13.
  4. ^ (Dutch) Aartsbisschop. Retrieved on 2009-10-13.
  5. ^ "Lijst van Nederlandse bisschoppen sinds 1853". ru.nl/kdc (in Dutch). Nijmegen: Radboud Universiteit. Katholiek Documentatie Centrum. Retrieved 2014-07-07. 

External links

  • GCatholic.org information
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